Help! Which ticket(s) for London??

edited 11 February 2019 at 5:30PM in Public transport & cycling
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edited 11 February 2019 at 5:30PM in Public transport & cycling
Hello, i'm confused and need help to get the cheapest train ticket(s).

I need to travel from Didcot Parkway on Sat 27th April to London Paddington, where i will drop my bag off at a hotel, then continue to Custom House for the Excel Centre (zone 3 I believe).
From there i will return the same day to my hotel near Paddington.

On Sunday 28th April, the next day, I will travel free of charge (Marathon Runner) to Blackheath, then from St James Park back to Paddington.

That same day I will travel from Paddington back to Didcot Parkway.

I was originally thinking i need 2 tickets, open return to Paddington and a 1 day travel card for the Saturday.

But looking at it now, would an open return from Didcot Parkway to London Zone 1,2,3 be valid for the journeys i need??
i.e would I be allowed to use the return part of the ticket on the saturday - from Custom House to Paddington, then again the next day on the Sunday from Paddington to Didcot Parkway?

Thank you

Just seen that contactless card payments are cheap on the underground, and have a daily cap.
So now thinking, open return to Paddington, and just use contactless when in London?


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